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Title: Numerical simulation of fluid-structure interaction using a combined volume of fluid and immersed boundary method
Authors: Shen, L. 
Chan, E.-S. 
Keywords: Immersed boundary method
Moving bed
Volume of fluid method
Wave generation
Wave-structure interaction
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Citation: Shen, L., Chan, E.-S. (2008-06). Numerical simulation of fluid-structure interaction using a combined volume of fluid and immersed boundary method. Ocean Engineering 35 (8-9) : 939-952. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this work, a combined immersed boundary (IB) and volume of fluid (VOF) methodology is developed to simulate the interactions of free-surface waves and submerged solid bodies. The IB method is used to account for the no-slip boundary condition at solid interfaces and the VOF method, utilizing a piecewise linear interface calculation, is employed to track free surfaces. The combined model is applied in several case studies, including the propagation of small-amplitude progressive waves over a submerged trapezoidal dike, a solitary wave traveling over a submerged rectangular object, and wave generation induced by a moving bed. Numerical results depicting the free-surface evolutions and velocity fields are in good agreement with either experimental data or numerical results obtained by other researchers. In addition, the simplification of the initial free-surface deformation used in most tsunami earthquake source study is justified by the present model application. The methodology presented in the paper serves as a good tool for solving many practical problems involving free surfaces and complex boundaries. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Ocean Engineering
ISSN: 00298018
DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2008.01.013
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